The Last Dive : A Father and Son's Fatal Descent Into the Ocean's Depths

The Last Dive : A Father and Son's Fatal Descent Into the Ocean's Depths

Book Title: The Last Dive : A Father and Son's Fatal Descent Into the Ocean's Depths

Author: Robert Kurson

Format: Paperback | 384 pages

Publication Date: 13 Sep 2011

ISBN-13: 9780060932596

Chris and Chrissy Rouse, an experienced father-and-son scuba diving team, hoped to achieve widespread recognition for their outstanding but controversial diving skills. Obsessed and ambitious, they sought to solve the secrets of a mysterious, undocumented World War II German U-boat that lay under 230 feet of water, only a half-day's mission from New York Harbor. In doing so, they paid the ultimate price in their quest for fame.

Bernie Chowdhury, himself an expert diver and a close friend of the Rouses', explores the thrill-seeking world of deep-sea diving, including its legendary figures, most celebrated triumphs, and gruesome tragedies. By examining the diver's psychology through the complex father-and-son dynamic, Chowdhury illuminates the extreme sport diver's push toward--and sometimes beyond--the limits of human endurance.